[arin-ppml] Revised text for Draft Policy 2014-1 (Out of region use)

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Fri Jul 25 02:29:47 EDT 2014

At the Chicago meeting there was support for this policy but also calls for simplifying and shortening it. This is the revised version.
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-1
Out of Region Use
Date: 21 July 2014
Problem statement:
Current policy neither clearly forbids nor clearly permits out of region use of ARIN registered resources. This has created confusion and controversy within the ARIN community for some time. Earlier work on this issue has restricting out of region use in various ways. None of these proposals have gained consensus. The next logical option is to discuss a proposal that clearly permits out of region use. Permitting out of region use, however, poses issues that have to be addressed by policy and adjustments to operational practice. Out of region use must be clearly defined and any operational practices based on that definition must not be unnecessarily burdensome. Also, it is more difficult and costly for ARIN staff to independently verify the justification and utilization of resources that are used outside of the ARIN service region. There needs to be recognition of this difference in policy and associated operational practices.
Policy statement:
Create new Section X;

X. Out of region use

ARIN registered resources may be used outside the ARIN service region and such use is valid justification for new or additional resources. A resource is considered to be used outside the region if it exclusively serves a user, customer or technical infrastructure location outside the ARIN service region.

The services and facilities used to justify the need for ARIN resources that will be used out of region should not also be used to justify resource requests from another RIR. When a request for resources from ARIN is justified by need located within another RIR's service region and is more than the equivalent of a /20 for IPv4, a /36 for IPv6, or two (2) ASNs, the requesting organization will also report to ARIN the utilization status of all resources of the same type held with any other RIR that are used or are available for use within the requested service region. The organization will also supply any additional supporting documentation requested by ARIN regarding the need for the reported resources.  The report must demonstrate that all resources currently available for use within the requested service region are efficiently utilized based on applicable ARIN policy.

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